Who doesn’t love going out for a good meal and getting to try places they haven’t been to before! I was absolutely made up when I got invited to try Sapporo Teppanyaki in Liverpool, located on Duke Street. One, I had never been here before and two, I absolutely love Japanese food! This was an all-around win-win! If you didn’t know, a Teppanyaki restaurant is where they cook the food in front of you on a large griddle which you are sat around. This makes the meal more of an experience compared to a regular meal out.
Because the food is cooked right in front of you at Sapporo Teppanyaki, the chef will put on a bit of a show and show off their culinary skills. Which are definitely something to be admired. These chefs are very experienced and it shows! They will also throw food into your mouth! This was one part I was actually daunted by and didn’t want to make a complete show of myself in front of strangers. But I just went for it, he got that piece of potato ready and flying through the air it went, straight towards my mouth…. and landed right on my shoulder! Oops! So yes, I didn’t quite catch it but I also didn’t feel like a right fool either, which is what I was expecting!
The service was fantastic, we got seated straight away even though we arrived a little early. The rest of the table was soon filled with other people arriving. I didn’t feel over-crowded at all around the table even though you are sat with people who you don’t know. We were then served our drinks, I, of course, went for a classic gin and tonic and Mark went for a Tiger beer.
We couldn’t resist ordering a starter and they sounded delicious. I went for the Barbeque Ribs and Mark chose the Smoked Chicken Rolls. I was made up with my choice as the ribs were so tender and just fell right off the bone. You can’t beat a well-cooked rib! The sauce was also really sweet and just accompanied the ribs really well. The smoked chicken rolls were also very tasty and crispy, they also came with a chilli dip.
For the main we both had the Chicken Teriyaki, I love teriyaki so I couldn’t resist! This dish is served with egg fried rice, sauteed potatoes and stir-fried vegetables. The rice comes in a separate dish, so you can dish it out as you please. They also ask if you want any extra dips, garlic, chilli and soy sauce. I must say the garlic dip went fantastic with the potatoes!
They have a variety of different meats and fish that you can pick from and as it is all cooked right in front of you, the chef cooks it exactly to how you want it. I can image the beef would be pretty amazing here, but I went for chicken as I do tend to eat more chicken than any other meat. The chicken teriyaki tasted really nice, the whole meal tasted very fresh and not too heavy. I would definitely eat it again.
We then went on to have a desert, I mean it would have been rude not to try one wouldn’t it! I went for the chocolate oreo cheesecake and mark had the chocolate spring rolls. Well, my cheesecake was AMAZING! It didn’t disappoint at all. It was delicious, but I do have to admit that it did defeat me as I couldn’t finish it all! I was completely stuffed at this point and just couldn’t manage another mouthful. The cheesecake came with chocolate ice cream and the chocolate spring rolls came with vanilla. One spring roll had white chocolate inside and the other had milk chocolate inside. This was a nice surprise for Mark as it wasn’t what he was expecting, but he seemed very happy that they were both different!
Would I go back to Sapporo Teppanyaki?
This has to be a massive yes from me! I loved the food, the service and also the atmosphere. It is very reasonably priced and there was a good choice of drinks, I even wish I had drank a couple more G&T’s! If you are wanting somewhere a little bit different to a normal meal out, that still has good food and is afordable, then I would highly recommend Sapporo Teppanyaki.
Have you ever been to Sapporo Teppanyaki, or are you considering going? I would love to hear what you think by leaving a comment below.
I would like to thank Sapporo Teppanyaki for inviting me to try out their new menu. All opinions are my own and completely honest.